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The branch of zoology that deals with primates.

pri′ma·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pri′ma·tol′o·gist n.


(Zoology) the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates
ˌprimaˈtologist n
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Noun1.primatology - the branch of zoology that studies primates
mammalogy - the branch of zoology that studies mammals
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Eminent primatologists from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Japan participated and presented their research findings together with many local primatologists.
Apart from humans, chimpanzees are the only primates known to gang up on their neighbours with lethal results - but primatologists have long disagreed about the underlying reasons.
Stationed at the remote Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS) on the edge of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, primatologists Sara Alvarez and Nabilah Rawji follow monkeys around for 12 hours a day tracking their lives in great detail.
Primatologists have recorded many examples of this process.
Museum specimens, photographs and live animals helped primatologists parse out four species from the original one.
The essays map out the history of rhetoric that binds women with nature and legitimates their exploitation; explore the difference between confrontational and invitational rhetoric in feminist struggle; consider the moral and ethical status of human control over the sexual reproduction of dogs; critique how primatologists (in this case studying orangutans) naturalize sexist notions, thereby grounding the idea that certain sexual identities, practices and expectations are inevitable; and finally look at the technophobic tendencies of ecofeminism, and the gendered assumptions behind computer interface design at Microsoft.
After meeting primatologists Mary and Louis Leakey, she ended up spending 13 years in a remote, Rwandan rainforest with four gorilla families, working to ensure the survival of this endangered species.
This big atlas (12x14") will serve as a visual reference for neuroscientists and primatologists who need to readily identify anatomical structures in the rhesus monkey brain.
The scribe was inspired by a visit to the Okavango, where he came upon a pair of primatologists studying a troupe of baboons.
And some primatologists have balls, they would have to have,
The final section features primatologists, paleoanthropologists, and anatomists such as Ian Tattersall, Meave Leakey, Alan Walker, and Tim White examining early hominid fossils from Africa, Neanderthals, the emergence of the human race, and ancient cannibalism.
In his latest adventure he asks primatologists, philosophers, animals right lawyers and, you've guessed it, chimps too, whether they should be afforded the same status as us.